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Deja Vu All Over Again

Posted June 6, 2014 by D. K. Holm

Posters for Edge of Tomorrow and The Fault in Our Stars

As it  invades our thoughts at three in the morning, so now has death invaded a “big movie” summer weekend. The dual release of Edge of Tomorrow and The Fault in Our Stars indicates a new morbidity in the culture that we haven’t seen since Six Feet Under, Pushing Daisies, Dead Like Me, and a […]


Webcast #99 – 2014

Posted June 5, 2014 by D. K. Holm

A big week for movies as the team assesses Maleficent , the new Disney fairy tale rethink; Chinese Puzzle, the French sitcom; the new vulgar satire A Million Ways to Die in the West; the revenge thriller  Cold in July, the Polish art house drama Ida; and the clever new Tom Cruise sci-fi war film, Edge of Tomorrow. Next time, it’s […]


Webcast #98 – 2014

Posted May 22, 2014 by D. K. Holm

Ed Goldberg, Marc Mohan, Mona Bowen,  D. K. Holm and other furry creatures gathered for a survey of the week’s film openings and various revivals. This week the team begins with X-Men: Days of Future Past, featuring an all-star cast, then moves on to the one-man-show Locke with Tom Hardy, followed by The Double, based on […]


TV Outbacks: Person of Interest

Posted May 17, 2014 by D. K. Holm

Person of Interest

Boilerplate: As one season comes to an end and most of the network shows wrap up their 20+ episode seasons, the majority of networks engage in an annual ritual concerning the next season, called the “upfronts,” an orgy of advertising contract negotiations sealing deals “up front” of the forthcoming season, executive boasting, and conservative serial […]


TV Outbacks: Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Posted May 15, 2014 by D. K. Holm

shieldteam

    As one season comes to an end and most of the network shows wrap up their 20+ episode seasons, the majority of networks engage in an annual ritual concerning the next season, called the “up fronts,” an orgy of advertising contract negotiations sealing deals “up front” of the forthcoming season, executive boasting, and […]


Webcast #97 – 2014

Posted by Ed Goldberg

After skipping a week, the team gets caught up with the new Woody Allen-John Turturro collaboration Fading Gigolo, the frat boy comedy Neighbors, The German Doctor (a fantasia about Josef Mengele), God’s Pocket, which one of the last films starring Philip Seymour Hoffman, the latest version of Godzilla, the gentle baseball true story Million Dollar […]


Webcast #96 – 2014

Posted May 2, 2014 by D. K. Holm

A full complement of reviewers address this week’s costumed hero comic book adaptation, the redundant The Amazing Spider-Man 2, along with the new Jim Jarmusch vampire film, Only Lovers Left Alive, the Steve Coogan media parody Alan Partridge, this month’s “blue” titled mov i.e., Jeremy Saulnier’s mumblecore revenge fantasy, Blue Ruin, and the French film […]


Train Plotting

Posted April 26, 2014 by D. K. Holm

Staring silently into the future.

    If an alien in whatever sentient form finally (already?) visited the earth she or he or it might think that the primary human emotion on display among the dominant inhabitants is the thirst for revenge, at least based on world of cinema, if the visitor could understand it (most of the natives can’t). […]


The Eyes Have It

Posted by D. K. Holm

The film's poster, in which the subject seems to be listening, instead of looking.

Who knew that Joss Whedon aspired to the status of Nicholas Sparks? Or for that matter, Audrey Niffenegger, the novelist of The Time Traveler’s Wife. Both Mr. Sparks an Ms. Niffeneggeris are two among many authors of semi-supernatural romances such as The Notebook, A Walk to Remember, and Message in a Bottle, a genre of […]


Webcast #95 – 2014

Posted April 24, 2014 by D. K. Holm

Two good documentaries lighten the load this week for podcast Number 95: Finding Vivien Maier, about the elusive Chicago photographer, and The Galapagos Affair, a true tale of lust and murder in the Pacific (with voice work by Cate Blanchett, Connie Nielsen, and others). Also on hand is The Railway Man, starring Colin Firth as […]


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